Jersey cow -- obsessive tongue licking - ?

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  1. hjordan912

    hjordan912 New Member

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    I have a sweet 5-year-old Jersey cow that we got from a dairy about 4 months ago. She gets grain when she is milked and otherwise grazes in the pasture -- but she seems to spend half her time with her tongue licking her mouth and her nose over and over and over and over again. Otherwise she seems fine -- is this a symptom of something I should know about or do I just have an obsessive/compulsive cow?
    Thank you!
    Heather Jordan
    Hardaway, Florida
     
  2. herefordman

    herefordman Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a salt block in your pasture ? If not get one.
    She may be lacking something, but its not really that unusual for a cow to do this.
     

  3. dosthouhavemilk

    dosthouhavemilk Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A salt or mineral block is a good idea if you don't already have one. However, a cow playing with her tongue is not abnormal....or if it then the majority of our girls are abnormal! :haha:

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  4. hjordan912

    hjordan912 New Member

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    Thank you so much for assuring me that she is normal! We do have minerals and a salt block so I guess we are okay. By the way, we all enjoyed the picture of your cow -- she looks just like our Brigid!
    Thank you!